GPS monitoring for PDS carrying trucks in Punjab

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With this technological facility movement of trucks carrying the supply from storage point to distribution points can be tracked to check pilferage.

To ensure transparency in the PDS, Food and Civil Supplies Department of Punjab Government has started a unique initiative by involving people in the pubic distribution system. People can now track the movement of PDS foodgrain from storage points to wholesale distribution points on the Internet.

“Anyone can track the movement of vehicles carrying PDS as each truck has been put on GPS (global positioning system)-enabled devices that can track its movement so that any attempt of pilferage could be detected,” Minister of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Adesh Partap Singh Kairon said.

To track the trucks carrying food supplies, one needs to log on to the website and feed the user name “attadal” and password “transparency” and for kerosene the user name would be “kerosene” and password “transparency” to track the movement of vehicle.

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